A few days after Apple announced it’s slew of new smartphones, Google has revealed when it will unveil its latest smartphone the Pixel 2.

That date is 4th October and it comes to us by way of a rather short but nonetheless revealing video clip.

The video features a user typing a series of questions into Google. Among the questions are “what’s wrong with my phone’s battery”, “why does my phone take so many blurry photos” and “why doesn’t my phone understand me” amongst others.

As you might be aware Google’s last Pixel device wasn’t officially brought into South Africa.

That having been said it’s not all that difficult to import a handset into South Africa, so long as you are aware that your warranty might not be honoured.

Our hope is that Google has a change of heart this time around and releases the Pixel 2 in all territories though if the supply problems the Pixel and Pixel XL faced internationally are repeated we wouldn’t hold our breath.

As for technical specifications, pricing and the like we’re going to have to wait until 4th October to find out more unless some plucky individuals manage to leak a few details before then.


Brendyn Lotz writes news, reviews, and opinion pieces for Hypertext. His interests include SMEs, innovation on the African continent, cybersecurity, blockchain, games, geek culture and YouTube.